Located just steps from the International Market Place and Waikiki Beach, the Pearl Hotel Waikiki puts you in the heart of Oahu's South Shore among the island’s most coveted attractions. Swim with the sea turtles at Hanauma Bay, surf the waves of Waikiki Beach, or take in the views from Diamond Head. In paradise, your options are endless.
General Policies & Fine Print
Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Resort fee amenities: High speed WiFi in guestroom and hotel public areas; use of GoPro for one day (subject to availability); computer kiosk available in lobby; in-room coffee and tea; in-room safe; use of beach towels; unlimited local, long distance calls; beach chairs for use at the beach (subject to availability); luggage storage for early arrivals/late departures; Beach Candy (effective 12/1/21): Our new Beach Candy store features a wide slection of rentals to further enhance our guests beach and ocean experience. Each night of stay (with a fully paid resort fee), every guest room will receive 3 daily credits that can be applied towards rentals to include surfboards, paddleboards, beach chairs, umbrellas, beach oys, and more! Guests reserve their rentals using their daily credits upon arrival to the resort. Other activities at Beach Candy such as fitness classes, surf lessons, and more can be booked at an additional cost.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating1466 reviews
Lovely Hotel, But...
...No daily maid service, outdated bathroom, carpet needs deep cleaning, or replaced, throughout the property. On the plus side, two blocks from the beach, the front desk staff could not have been nicer and more accommodating. For the price and location, can't be beat.
Great but not amazing
We had a great stay at the Pearl, but not an amazing one. The hotel's location is fantastic - only steps from the International Marketplace - so in and out was very easy. We loved the floor-to-ceiling windows and our balcony. Front-desk staff were always available and friendly. The room was spacious and comfortable. However, the mattresses were VERY firm - to the point of being somewhat uncomfortable. And the bathroom floor looked and felt like it hadn't been mopped in some time. Also, the hotel does not do housekeeping in your room unless you ask ahead, which we didn't realize at first. Overall, a great stay and we'd recommend it to others with those caveats.
Upgraded & Great Customer Service
To start - my 4 star review is based on a 3 star/budget friendly hotel. The Aqua Waikiki Pearl is located pretty much in the heart of everything. We walked to breakfast each morning, walked to the beach, to bars, to shopping... could have walked to Diamond Head - but we took "The Bus" - which has several stops all within steps of the hotel. Need a late night snack? Walked to the little market around the corner during a tv commercial break! Popped out for a night cap late one evening... just a really convenient location! The room... this is where they lose a star - ONLY because it could use a bit of updating. Our room was clean, and the house keepers were very sweet and accommodating when requesting extra towels, etc. Our room was upgraded with balcony at check in by Mark at the front desk which was really nice. Enjoyed cocktails out there while watching the tall palm trees sway. I want to give a special shout out to Tiki at the front desk. A great guy who oozes Aloha spirit. Love that guy!
Front desk staff are friendly. Rooms are outdated and hotel need proper maintenance. Hotel front desk are
The hotel is already outdated and need maintenance. Rooms are big but need to be renovated. Overall, the hotel needs to renovated. Cleaning of rooms are by request with one day lead time. Not the best hotel for the price.
Worst and most disgusting motel
I got tricked!! I booked the hotel via Hotel Tonight. The price looked good, it had good reviews, and the location was good. I arrive and it looks nothing like the photos. Looks like a high rise motel 6. I can’t believe they call this a hotel. They have ZERO amenities but they charge a resort fee. The bed mattress feels like lying on plywood. This hotel should be condemned. The AC machine in the room sounds like u are in a metal factory. So much for getting a good nights rest. I am expecting at this point to see drug addicts and hookers. It’s gross and disgusting. Stay as far away from this armpit as possible. Thank you to Hotel Tonight. You ruined our trip. Can count the seconds fast enough to get out of this disgusting place.